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Baylor Scott & White Health Director of Nursing McLane Children's in Temple, Texas


Dir Nursing is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the nursing practice and clinical services for Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH). Provides clinical leadership across all patient care settings, both inpatient and outpatient, within assigned area of responsibility which may include one or more hospitals, clinics, or other BSWH healthcare facilities. May oversee the operations of patient care service areas which could include social services, ambulatory care, cardiology, respiratory, rehabilitation, pharmacy, emergency medicine, and other nursing or clinical support functions. Establishes and communicates the clinical strategic goals and objectives for assigned nursing units or clinical areas in accordance with the BSWH overall patient care goals and objectives. Develops and implements clinical protocols, nursing policies and procedures, new patient care models, and nursing quality improvement initiatives. Maintains and monitors clinical operational efficiency, standards of care, and patient service delivery levels. Ensures high quality patient care delivery in a cost-effective manner. Negotiates interdepartmental resources and communicates with other BSWH departments to ensure effective and efficient delivery of patient care. Collaborates with operations leadership (CEO), physician leadership (CMO), and other senior leadership for assigned area of responsibility to deliver patient care with a focus on ensuring high quality patient outcomes, improving patient experience, and achieving service excellence in healthcare.

An entity Director translates and implements strategic plans and objectives for area of responsibility. Makes final decisions on operational matters and ensures achievement of objectives. Recommends policies and organizational changes for area. Plans and executes projects and initiatives that meet annual objectives. Plans and directs the operations of a department or area, with responsibility for staffing, processes, budgets, and costs of the unit. Leads and advises subordinate(s) to meet schedules, resolve technical problems, and monitor performance. Has a larger, more complex organization or functional area than a manager. Often has one or more managers or supervisors reporting to the role.


  1. Directs nursing services for assigned area of responsibility for BSWH.

  2. Recommends and implements strategic and operational plans and priorities for nursing services aligned to BSWH overall business objectives.

  3. Monitors daily productivity, addresses variances from established standards, and adjusts to maintain established productive standards.

  4. Leads the establishment, monitoring, review, and reporting of annual unit-specific quality improvement goals, and communicates to senior leadership, nursing quality council, and clinic quality council.

  5. Investigates adverse events, reviews data and findings, assesses trends, and identifies opportunities for improvement.

  6. Collaborates with non-nursing departments to establish processes and address issues that enhance patient care and satisfaction.

  7. Conducts and participates in periodic clinical rounding to identify patient needs and communicate findings, including patient room rounds, environment of care rounds, and patient safety rounds.

  8. Ensures compliance with all applicable legal, regulatory, licensing, and accrediting requirements for assigned area of clinical care.

  9. Designs and implements metrics, dashboards, and tools to monitor service delivery and identify areas for improvement and education.

  10. Facilitates communication within department and collaborates with nursing, medical staff, and operational leadership to ensure delivery of high-quality and safe patient care.


  1. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field. Master's degree preferred.

  2. 3+ years of nursing experience in an acute care environment. 5+ years preferred.

  3. Experience in a leadership role preferred.

  4. Registered Nurse (RN) license.

  5. Experience collaborating across multiple departments and clinical disciplines within a large, complex healthcare organization preferred.

  6. Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

  7. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

  8. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitate (CPR) required.


Our competitive benefits package includes the following

  • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

  • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level


  • EDUCATION - Bachelor's

  • EXPERIENCE - A minimum of 5 years experience required

Pediatric or NICU experience preferred.


Registered Nurse (RN)

Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitate (CPR): BLS or CPR Required.

As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviours that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.